Image of Marjane Satrapi “Embroideries” Marji, the child narrator of Marjane Satrapi’s powerful cartoon novel, Persepolis, is now a young woman in her early . From the best–selling author of Persepolis comes this gloriously entertaining and enlightening look into the sex lives of Iranian women. A review, and links to other information about and reviews of Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi.

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Reading this book was like getting a tiny but embroiderles glimpse into the lives of Iranian women and realizing that they are just like American women in many ways.

Satrapi’s character listens to gather the collected wisdom of the guests and throws in a few stories that represent her own generation’s concerns moving in the space of tradition. We use cookies to give you the best possible experience.

Satrapi has a keen eye for the deceptions that men and women practice on one another in a society poised uneasily between tradition and modernity. The Sisters Are Alright: The stories that are related are both disturbing and funny, a variety of mishaps sxtrapi varying degrees of tragedy and comedy usually a mix of the two. Thanks for telling us about the problem. The critically acclaimed autobiographical graphic novels described Satrapi’s childhood in Iran and her adolescence in Europe with considerable wit, elan and humour.

This is why I adored Marji’s mother in Persepolis 2.

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But to me, there’s not a lot of power in that. The Story of a Childhood and Persepolis 2: It’s about fashion, fun and also fright. In this slice of an ” To speak behind others’ backs is to ventilate the soul. More sadness that you’d have to take that small victory when you’re more likely stuck in a marriage that you didn’t and don’t want.


The stories are nicely related: It would be a good discussion starter for a book club or a parent broaching the subject of love, romance and courtship to young women.

The effortless gossipy manner in which they discuss their private lives, which Satrapi captures in her Spartan yet fluid black and white illustrations, are equally touching and a delight to read. The topic never veers even once from stories of sex and the veiled sexuality of the last several decades in Iran. So I wanted to read another one of her books. As the blurb on the book says, these stories “will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from our own” and I’m inclined to agree.

Visit our Beautiful Books page and find lovely books for kids, photography lovers and more. What is equally unclear is the reason for naming her extended anecdote in satarpi way.

Surely that can’t be the message she is trying to convey? By using our website you agree to our use of cookies.


Divertente, toccante e illuminante! Buy the selected items together This item: The illustrations are lively and gestural, capturing the personalities of Marjane’s family and friends. View all 22 comments. I believe that an entire nation should not be judged by the wrongdoings of a few extremists. The premise of the book is simple: I expected this book to have some unexpected insights into Iranian women and their thoughts on sexuality, marriage, and men.

She experienced an Iraqi air raid and Scud missile attacks on Tehran. For instance, what about the elderly woman who though long-married and the mother of four has never seen a penis? To see embrojderies your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

There was datrapi problem filtering reviews right now. The reader feels like a fly on the wall or a voyeur at this gathering in this household, watching and listening to these women gab and gossip away. They’re sit back and relax in the afternoon while sipping a hot cup of tea. Apr 18, Pages. It is illustrated so satdapi short quick read. ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Embroideries Marjane Satrapi, Author.


Embroideries by Marjane Satrapi.

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More By and About This Author. Full of surprises, this introduction to the private lives of some fascinating women, whose life stories and lovers will strike us as at once deeply familiar and profoundly different from satgapi own, is sure to bring smiles of recognition to the faces of women everywhere—and to teach us all a thing or two.

Catharsis through ribald storytelling. In addition, I didn’t like the illustrations this time around since they were printed in a larger format, which didn’t suit them as well as the smaller format in Persepolis. The segment that best showcases Satrapi’s skill comes toward the middle. D Jadi kalo mengacu kembali ke “bordir” yang dimaksud disini dan komen sayah “mari ngebordir” jelas zatrapi ngaco jadina. Satrapi decided If you’ve read her graphic memoir you would already know that Marjane Satrapi was born in in Rasht, Iran.

Aug 17, Ahmad Sharabiani rated it really liked it Shelves: But because we see all this through Marjane’s unaccepting eyes, the books speak to children even more powerfully than they do to adults, and whatever makes no sense becomes a mystery.

Common to many of them is the obsession with a woman being a virgin when she gets married. Book ratings by Goodreads.